1. Saz's Avatar
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    Apr 2, 2009, 2:12 PM - Armour idea #1

    Hi guys!

    I'm running around like a blue-arsed fly right now, but I managed to spend 5 minutes to have a think about my armour.

    I was never going to make my own, but I saw a flight suit really cheap and bought it on a whim.

    I know I have to get my helmets sorted first, but here is one of my ideas for a unique Mando.

    It's based on the heavy pulse cannon from Aliens, so the back back has an arm mount to support the weight of the cannon.

    I've tried to get a bronzed colour as I intend to cold cast in bronze.

    Let me know what you think, any ideas etc

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  3. Member Since
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    Apr 2, 2009, 6:43 PM - Re: Armour idea #2

    nice job
  4. Ordeyn's Avatar
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    Apr 2, 2009, 8:17 PM - Re: Armour idea #3

    Ah! I love it! If you don't do it I'm coming after you...
  5. R4G9's Avatar
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    Apr 2, 2009, 10:40 PM - Re: Armour idea #4

    Like the design. One thing about cold casting make sure you get no air bubbles in the face. It's a pain to fill them. Other idea if only part of it is bronze try something like a metal coating. Can find the metal coating here.
  6. Saz's Avatar
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    Apr 3, 2009, 5:07 AM - Re: Armour idea #5

    Thanks for the advice, I've had an idea with the cold casting, I won't go too deeply into it yet, but I think I have a novel way of doing it

    It will take a little practice though

    Just gotta sort out a refuse bucket for Adonian and get the basic bucket sorted and I will get onto this little project.

    Or I might not do it and face the consequences above
  7. R4G9's Avatar
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    Apr 3, 2009, 6:02 AM - Re: Armour idea #6

    Smooth-on has a how-to on the cold casting.
    Also gotta seal the surface or it will tarnish and fast. No fun haveing to polish all the time.
    Reason I know this is I tried a test on the bronze working on a R4-G9.
  8. Saz's Avatar
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    Apr 3, 2009, 6:38 AM - Re: Armour idea #7

    I was more thinking of letting it tarnish, it's kinda like self weathering, just give it a once over with brasso and it will clean off nicely, leaving the oxidised metal in the gaps.

    Though I'll be using brass rather than bronze, have the powder ready. What I was going to try is to paint resin mix onto trashcan armour and see if it holds on it once sanded back.

    But thanks for the link, will help me greatly with my helmet experiments
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    Apr 3, 2009, 10:09 AM - Re: Armour idea #8

    It reminds me of a custom action figure I made... This particular Mando is Seb Taanis, the Mentor of my custom Mando, Odran Kor... I based his design in the colors of Scorpion from Mortal Kombat... Nice idea... HEHE
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  10. kalika's Avatar
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    Apr 24, 2009, 3:42 PM - Re: Armour idea #9

    I really like the idea you have going on here. I've been wanting to see a mando with a pack mounted cannon.


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